Faith Formation Ensures that faith formation is parish-wide, and that the various components of the program are coherent. The Committee assists the Director of Faith Formation, staff, and those involved in various faith formation ministries to see that each component is appropriately staffed and that opportunities for the continuing education of ministers are provided. Contact Chair, Jim Gudaitis at 919-401-2016.
Finance Council Oversees all aspects of parish finances by monitoring parish revenue and expenditures (including savings and indebtedness), assuring that quarterly reports are provided to the parish, guiding the budget process, and approving the annual budget after consulting with the Pastoral Council. It is the first and most comprehensive line of defense against financial impropriety and financial problems. The chair is appointed by the pastor and is an ex-officio member of the Pastoral Council. Contact Chair, Regis Lyons, at 919-403-1240.
Liturgy Assists the Friars and Director of Music in the conduct of the parish’s liturgical and devotional life. Members review the liturgical and devotional needs of each of the main liturgical seasons, and assist in the recruitment, training, and ongoing formation of liturgical ministers. The committee also conducts an ongoing assessment of the parish’s liturgical life and assists the pastor in ensuring that the quality of our liturgy is worthy of the mysteries that we celebrate. Contact Chair, Angela Flynn, at 919-682-3449 ext. 263.
Parish Life Fosters ongoing relationships within the community by promoting parish-wide social activities that build relationships among parishioners. Contact Chair, Mary Jane Wiethe, at 919-682-3785.
Pastoral Care Engages in an ongoing exploration of the pastoral needs of parishioners and sees that the friars and parishioners provide appropriate care to those at critical moments in their lives. The committee assists the staff in providing pastoral care givers with in-service training and on-going education. Contact Chair, Mark Higgins, at 919-687-2723.
Pastoral Council Bring attention to and help the pastor think through issues critical to the life of the parish. The Council interprets the needs, ideas, and hopes of parishioners to the pastor, evaluates parish life as to its conformity with the Gospel, and recommends policies and programs with a vision for the future. Contact Chair, Kirk Wagenseller, at 919-489-6981. Social Justice Keeps the parish conscious of its obligation to live a faith that does justice. The committee promotes and coordinates programs on behalf of justice and peace locally and in the world community. Members seek to realize these goals through advocacy, direct service, and education.
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